Events


April 23rd 2019 – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

World Book Night at The Centre@Burnholme

Let us entertain you on World Book Night with unseen archive footage of the Quality Street factory in the 1930s and the story of an archivist who turned her specialist subject into a novel.

Penny Thorpe was the company archivist for Nestlé for over 10 years.  She has amassed a wealth of stories about the manufacture of chocolate in York and the people involved in the industry. She is writing a series of novels, under the pen name Penny Thorpe, based on her knowledge and experience, the first of which is The Quality Street Girls.

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May 16th 2019 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls at Bishopthorpe Library

Join us for a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe, an expert on the history of chocolate in York, who has just written her first novel.

Penny was the company archivist for Nestlé for over 10 years.  She has amassed a wealth of stories about the manufacture of chocolate in York and the people involved in the industry. She is writing a series of novels, under the pen name Penny Thorpe, based on her knowledge and experience, the first of which is The Quality Street Girls.

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June 18th 2019 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Penny Thorpe Author

Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls at New Earswick Folk Hall

Join us for a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe, an expert on the history of chocolate in York, who has just written her first novel.

Penny was the company archivist for Nestlé for over 10 years. She has amassed a wealth of stories about the manufacture of chocolate in York and the people involved in the industry. She is writing a series of novels, under the pen name Penny Thorpe, based on her knowledge and experience, the first of which is The Quality Street Girls.

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